One of the important things for us, along with the quality of the wines, is the story. This gives a wine a sense of place and it’s important that there is a real person behind it.
Few stories can compare for commitment with Corinna Faravel at Domaine Martinelle. Originally from Germany, she worked for a while at Bürklin Wolf before leaving to fulfil her dream of producing her own wine according to her own philosophy. This led her to the Ventoux where she purchased vineyards in 2001 with the aim of building a "one woman winemaking operation" making the wine in rented space in another winery. The early years were not easy with the downpours of 2002 and hail in 2003 totally destroying her crop. She now has 12 hectares split between Ventoux and Beaumes de Venise where she managed to open her own cellar in 2009. The vines are grown on organic principles and the winemaking is straightforward with as little intervention as possible. The wines are very pure and precise - "fruit is very important to me" says Corinna.
Beaumes de Venise Rouge, Martinelle 2017Grenache 15.0% Vol
Rhône Valley > Southern RhôneSoft black fruits on the nose and palate with a delicious liquorice note. It is rich, silky and...£22.50 per bottle